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Lost password I have contacted Toshiba and becuz there is not a retailer close that can fix this, I am stuck with a laptop I cannot use. I am running Vista, didnt make a backup for my password (had no idea i had too!) now I only got one option, enter the password. I have a black screen with a blue box that says enter password. Now what? I have tried everything and anything I can think of as to what my password is and nothing works. I cannot find a toshiba rep that can help. I cannot find anything online as to what options I have, I cannot even get into the BIOS to try and restore. there is no other options that I can find... HELP!!! I have an HP that I was smart enuff to do a backup on after this mess... but I need this other laptop for school.. any ideas are worth a shot at this point!! Thanks so much for ur time!

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    is this a power on password? or just a user account password?

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This does sound like a bios password, which is not able to be cleared by many places, toshiba has kept this seceret from many tech such as my self. the only way to remove toshiba's bios password is to take it to them.

If this is a windows user password there is software online that can help.

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Bio password remove


From computerhope.com:

A laptop BIOS password is more secure than a traditional desktop to help protect the data if it was stolen. If you are the original owner of the laptop, we highly recommend contacting the manufacturer of the laptop. Companies such as Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba can reset the password if you are the original owner using the Service Tag, disk, or give you exact steps for your laptop.

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Toshiba Reset Password for I Forgot Toshiba Laptop Password


"I need Toshiba password reset! How do I reset Toshiba laptop? I would be appreciated if you help me Toshiba password recovery, etc." Well, so frequently to meet these problems in our lives. Today, we together share some ways to reset Toshiba password.

Solution1: Toshiba recovery disks help reset lost password
It only works if we created the recovery disks or CD before we forgot the password. The following listed are the steps to reset disk for Toshiba Windows 7 recovery:
a. Start PC, log on Windows 7 and insert an USB flash drive into the driver.
b. Start -> Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> User Accounts -> Create a password reset disk.
c. In welcome screen click "Next" and select the inserted USB flash drive, click "Next".
d. Input the login password in the password field and click "Next". When progress indicator shows 100% complete, click Finish to exit. Remove the USB driver from PC.
The method is similar to create a Toshiba recovery CD. Now, the Toshiba Windows 7 password recovery disk is ok. Put it in a safe place for people may use it to reset your password.
Steps to recover password with created Toshiba password reset disk:
e. Click "Reset Password" in the Windows 7 logon window,
f. Insert the created Toshiba recovery USB disk into the USB driver interface, and click "Reset password" to open Password Reset Wizard. Click "Next" to continue.
g. Choose this USB disk recovery Toshiba from the drop down box. Click "Next" to continue.
h. Input a new password and re-input it again to confirm. Click "Next" and then "Finish" to close the wizard.

Solution2: Reset Toshiba laptop by accounts with administrator rights
If there is default or built-in admin account or other accounts with administrator privileges and rights, we can use it for Toshiba password bypass. Take Toshiba XP recovery as example:
A. Boot system from Safe Mode by pressing F8 when PC stars.
B. Access PC with the available account with administrator rights and privileges.
C. Start - Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc in the Search box - ENTER - Local Users and Groups - choose Users.
D. Right click the account with unlocked password, select Set Password and then input and confirm the new password.

Solution3: Reset Toshiba password with burned ISO image file
We can burn an .iso image file into a bootable USB disk or CD/DVD and reset the forgotten password easily and quickly. Take one of the most popular Windows password reset tool - Ainorsoft Windows Password Recovery as example:
a. Download the program from an accessible PC;
b. Burn its .iso file to a blank CD/DVD or USB disk;
c. Bypass the lost Toshiba password with the burned CD/DVD on the locked PC.

Things will not be tricky if we know the methods for Toshiba password reset once we forgot Toshiba laptop password! Please also remember to share them with your friends!

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I want to reset my Toshiba Satellite Pro SP-6000 BIOS Password. I have the bootable CD XPSP2 but I can ran it on the drive. so far I want to set on the CMOS setup to boot from the CD but it's show me...


BIOS passwords in modern portables require a master password to bypass/reset if the original password is lost forgotten. You will need to contact Toshiba Tech Support and if the system is not under current warranty that will probably require payment to resolve.

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Hi i have a Toshiba satellite m105-s3041 When ever i start the laptop,theres a blank screen in the background with a blue box in the centre saying enter password.......


This sounds as if the BIOS Password somehow got set. In the newer laptops it's easy to get to the CMOS battery, pop it out and wait about 5 minutes and then put the battery back in. Pay attention to how the battery goes back in by looking closely before you pop it out.

Unplug the power supply cord to the laptop. Remove the laptop battery. Push and hold the power button for about 5 seconds. This PDF will show you the location of all the 'doors' on the back of the laptop. Scroll down to the last page. The CMOS battery looks like a large watch battery.

I also found this at another site and it's worth checking the info on the Toshiba site. If this is true this is a known problem and Toshiba has a fix for it: "For all you so called arrogant techs out there who have assumed that most of the people who have had problems with Satellite A135-s2276 have stolen their laptop check out your info from Toshiba....There is a known problem ...A KNOWN PROBLEM pertaining to the password issue. There is a defect on several of toshiba models. There is no password...the bug in the bios causes the password prompt and toshiba has a fix for that problem which has to be applied before the problem occurs which can be downloaded from their website. Also if you are now experiencing the password prompt problem Toshiba....yes, Toshiba is correcting the problem at no cost to the customer. The website has instructions on how to have it done free by Toshiba and shipping info because you have to ship it to them they have acknowledged the problem. I had mine corrected....and it work just fine."

This being said, try the CMOS battery reset first and if that doesn't work, please contact Toshiba. I'm not positive but you may have to ship the laptop back to them for the fix.

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Actually its a malfunction and Toshiba knows it.
You should contact Toshiba, and they will fix it for free.
They will have to flash the BIOS, and fix the bug that caused it.

Please don't forget to rate this answer if it helps.

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My toshiba laptop is a black screen asking for a password.


hi friend,

If you have lost or forgotten the XP administrator password, first reboot Windows XP in safe mode by re-starting the computer and pressing F8 repeated as the computer starts up. Then (in safe mode) click Start and then click Run. In the open box type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes.

You will now have access to all the user accounts, including the administrators account and will be able to reset the lost password.

Just click the administrators user account, and then click Reset Password.

You will need to add a new password in the New password and the Confirm new password boxes, and confirm by clicking OK.

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If it’s a BIOS password then there are several ways to do it, on older Toshiba's there is a “key” that you put in the parallel port to unlock it, or you can remove the BIOS battery (with the main battery and the mains out) then short out the pins for a few seconds (sometimes you have to strip down the base of the laptop to get to it, maybe half to an hours work if you know what you’re doing). If it has been written to a fixed memory, you’re stuffed and need to contact Toshiba with proof that it’s yours.
If it’s an XP / Vista user account password then you can either log in as Admin using safe mode (F8), or, as happens sometimes) you’ve removed/disabled the Admin account or forgotten ITS password as well then you need to clear the user account password file (ther are a number of programs that do this, I know which ones I prefer, others may have different choices)
If you’re still stuck let me know.
thank u for using fixya regards, sivaranjini

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